Posted by Tittu Thomas , 7/02/2012
WORKING OF TRANSISTOR AS A SWITCH
The process of applying DC voltages across the different terminals of a transistor is called Biasing. For normal operation the emitter-base junction is always forward biased while the collector base junction is reverse biased.
Lets look how
TRANSISTOR ACT AS A SWITCH
The switching action of a bipolar junction transistor can be explained easily with the help of its output characteristics. Transistor mainly works on mainly three regions
TRANSISTOR IS IN ON CONDITION WHEN IT IS IN SATURATION MODE. And in OFF state when transistor is in CUTOFF REGION. When a transistor is working as a switch,the cutoff and saturation regions are the stable regions of its operation,while active region is the unstable state To make a transistor in off mode,
Vce=Vcc in common emitter configuration,
where Vcc is the supply voltage and Vce is the voltage across collector-emitter terminal.
Simillarly, to make Transistor ON we have to give or maintain 0V across the collector emitter junctions.
It means Collector and Emitter junctions get short circuited (0V) so the current conducts from collector to emitter.
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Biasing and operating modes of Transistors